Meaning of “air rifle” in the English Dictionary

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"air rifle" in British English

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air riflenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈeə ˌraɪ.fəl/ us /ˈer ˌraɪ.fəl/

a gun with a long barrel (= part shaped like a tube) that is fired from the shoulder and uses air pressure to fire a pellet (= small metal ball)

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(Definition of “air rifle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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